Friday, November 7, 2008

A change, yet He is the same

Tuesday evening, well before midnight, it was announced that we would be having a new president.

It was a time of change for many. For those who supported Barack Obama it was a time of rejoicing. For those who didn't support him there wasn't much to rejoice about.

With a change in government, there comes endless possibilities for change. Change in policies, change in offices, change in style. So much to look forward to. As with any new head there is always a bit of apprehension as well, since we don't know if we will like his method of operation.

We are hoping for change, good change as things have been in a slump for quite a while now. As we look forward to new things, I want to just take a minute and remind us of what God has said in His word.

In Malachi 3:6 He says,"I the Lord do not change.........." There could be nothing clearer than that. God says He doesn't change. People change, situations change, our goals, dreams and desires change, our government changes, but God does not change. It means that no matter how the new president perform we still have the assurance that God is in control. He will still look after us even if the country doesn't come out of its slump. He is still faithful to His people. He still loves us.

Our role now is to work with God. Do as He asks, pray for our nation, pray for our government. Recognize that we the body of Christ has been given the power and authority to effect more change by praying than we could ever do by voting. Voting is just one necessary, important part of it, but we need to pray. He ask us to pray without ceasing, devote ourselves to prayer if we truly want change. There is no way the President can make decisions that are beneficial to the country unless the people of God seek His face.

It's exciting to think of the things that can happen with a new leader who has new vision but let's never forget where our trust lies. Psalm 20:7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.

When we seek His face then we will hear from Heaven and our land will be healed.

We have more power than the government. We have the power of prayer to a holy, faithful, righteous and unchanging God.



Terri Tiffany said...

I love how you put this. No matter who was elected-- I knew God is still in charge, our job is to pray and he ordains the leaders all through the Bible.
I would love to see change in the country but it comes first from our hearts.

Kimberly said...

"Our role now is to work with God."

I love that! I love the fact we can trust Him completely and know that He never changes! And we do need to be in constant prayer, working WITH God.

So glad you stopped by for hot cocoa and some talk about our Lord! :)

Blessings, friend! And thank you for joining in prayer on Wednesday! What a blessing that we can pray for each other even though we don't really "know" one another!
Have a great weekend!
:) K

Lelia Chealey said...

Loved this Vickie! You are right...God is no different than He was before the polls closed.
Same God.
Let's cooperate with Him and see what HE does. For He is the real change-maker!!